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You only have to do a google search for videos. The elephants are not heavily mistreated during rides because they cannot be used until they have been "broken in" -- which means, as far as I can see, torture while young to break the animal's spirit. There are elephant conservation areas and elephant hospitals where you can get to know the animals. If you ...


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Nahkon Pathom is not exactly a hotbed of tourism. While a fair number Thai tourists visit, foreign visitors are a small minority. And without foreign tourist traffic, there is not much demand for exchange services. About your only choices will be banks and a few hotels (which you likely have discovered already).


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Argentina appears to follow the common rule that you must apply for a visa at the consulate that covers the area/country where you live. Your nationality determines whether you need a visa at all or not, but once you have determined that you do need a visa, it is your residence that governs where to apply. You don't write where you live, but if you live in ...


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With the exception of the government approved lottery and a couple of horse racing venues, gambling of any kind is prohibited in Thailand. Blatant gambling devices such as poker chips, roulette wheels, etc are banned in Thailand. Multi-function gaming items, such as playing cards, are not. And likewise general board games are legal as well. The playing ...


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Contrary to Mark's post, you will likely not need an adapter coming from the Netherlands. Thailand uses both the round pin plugs common in Europe as well as the flat pin plugs common in the USA & Canada. The wall outlets here accommodate both style plugs, using sockets similar to the one shown in pnuts comment link - ...


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Wikipedia has an article on all plugs used in all countries, with a table for comparison. Or for a picture version (albeit comparing them to Australian plugs, but at least it shows you) - this will show you what they look like. Basically, international outlet/plug types A and C, and they run at 220V/50Hz. Coming from the Netherlands, you will need an ...


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As you are bringing a cycle and panniers, etc, you may find flying to be the cheapest and most convenient. Because Thailand is a popular destination for European tourists there are usually fare deals being offered. But there is no etched in stone cheapest routing, the fares vary from day to day and so you need to sit down and do some searching on the ...



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